The Importance of Media Literacy in the Age of “Fake News”
By Donna Vandiver, TVG President & CEO and Laura Vandiver, TVG VP of Research & Strategic Insight
Long before there was “fake news”, there was disinformation, propaganda and censorship. Many Americans are able to evaluate and decide if something they are reading is real or not. But many also have difficulty discerning “fake” news from actual, factual information. This is especially so when false stories can be shared in an instant across the globe via social media channels.